About Us

With over 18 years of photographic experience Jo Howell Photography (JHP) is  multi award winning boutique portrait studio based in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Knoxfield. With onsite custom built indoor and outdoor studio options, all easily accessible from Eastlink, JHP offers a unique variety of visual options for your photographic needs.  JHP was named as a finalist in the Pet and Animal Category of the Australian Professional Photography Awards, making this studio one if the top 3 in Australia!.

Jo Howell is the primary photographer and owner of JHP, she has always been surrounded by photography and holds a Bachelor of Scientific Photography from RMIT. In 2017 Jo received the coveted Master of Photography from the Australian Institute of Professional Photography in a record two years!

Our Team



Communications | Animal Handler

Kate Bygrave AKA ‘Keeper Kate’ can often been found donning a Zoo’s Victoria uniform. When she isn’t zooing we are lucky enough to have her wowing our clients and their pets with her amazing communication and wrangling skills



Owner | Photographer

Jo has lived and worked on four continents and accumulated a wealth of visual, emotional and life-defining experiences which have all combined to create a fresh, vibrant and refreshingly natural look to her photography. Jo’s images have won multiple awards and have been featured internationally. She loves wildlife and the beauty of nature and light, she has a great eye for composition and colour and her fabulous (and sometimes outrageous) personality helps put you at ease and ensures you will have a great experience



Photographer | Production

Natasha Ward is the latest addition to the JHP team. Holding a Batchelor of Scientific Photography, she bring with her a HUGE background in portrait and commercial photography.  She loves her processes and absolutely cannot resist an oodle!

Get In Touch

We are happy to answer any of your questions and look forward to speaking with you about designing a shoot that lets you and your personality shine.

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